18A:64H-12. Regulations relative to medical schools located outside the U.S.
4. a. A medical school located outside of the United States: (1) in a country that applies accreditation standards that have been determined by the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation within the United States Department of Education to be comparable to the accreditation standards applied to medical schools located within the United States; and (2) that continues to meet the accreditation standards of that country, but is not an alternatively accredited medical school on the effective date of this act, as that term is defined in this act, may apply to the Advisory Graduate Medical Education Council of New Jersey, pursuant to this section, to be approved to operate a clinical clerkship program in this State.
b.The council shall adopt regulations specifying the criteria for approval of a foreign medical school to operate a clinical clerkship program in the State. The criteria shall include, but not be limited to, satisfactory evaluation, pursuant to a site visit, of the applicant's institution, including both its main campus and any clinical facilities in locations other than the main campus.
c.The applicant shall be responsible for all costs incurred by persons designated by the council, who are experienced in medical education program evaluation, for conducting the site visit, and by the council for reviewing and processing the application.
d.After a medical school is approved by the council to operate a clinical clerkship program, it may apply to the council for authorization to operate a specific clinical clerkship program in this State, in accordance with standards adopted by the council. The standards shall include, but not be limited to, those standards listed in paragraphs (1) through (9) of subsection b. of section 5 of this act.
e.A medical school that has been approved by the council, pursuant to this act, to operate a specific clinical clerkship program in this State shall be deemed an alternatively accredited medical school for the purposes of this act, provided it maintains its accreditation status as provided in subsection e. of section 1 of this act.
f.A medical school authorized to operate a specific clinical clerkship program pursuant to this section may apply to the council to increase the number of students participating in the clinical clerkships or to increase the number of programs operated by the school, pursuant to the requirements of section 5 of this act.
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